Out Loud on 06/18/13
On this program, Sasha speaks with Trystan Cotton about his new book, Hung Jury; Testimonies of Genital Surgery by Transexual Men. You can purchase the book here: http://bit.ly/13QQWiq
This pioneering anthology released by Transgress Press is the first of its kind, presenting raw, unadulterated testimonies of transsexual men’s experiences of sex reassignment surgery. The collection offers a comprehensive understanding of why transsexual men choose genital surgery and its transformative impact on their lives. Hung Jury has widespread appeal, catching the attention and interests of a wide and diverse readership looking to understand transsexuality, sex, and gender identity. Because the book breaks new ground in LGBT, gender, and feminist studies moreover, it is also an excellent read for courses taught in these academic fields.
Trystan T. Cotten is Associate Professor of Gender and African American Studies at California State University, Stanislaus and an international speaker on trans identities and issues. His research and teaching focus on gender, sexuality, race, and nationalism in trans migrations and diasporas. He is also the Managing Editor of Transgress Press and principal architect of its focus as a social entrepreneurial publishing firm devoted to empowering communities of trans and queer experience. His most recent publication prior to Hung Jury is Transgender Migrations: The Bodies, Borders, and Politics of Transition (Routledge 2011).